A FORMER sandpit area is going to become a new outdoor learning area under a makeover plan at a Bathurst district school.
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Member for Bathurst Paul Toole has met with Meadow Flat Public School principal Michael Wood to see firsthand the plans to transform the section of the school.
Mr Toole said a NSW Government Community Partnership Grant of $32,000 would be used to get the project completed by local tradies.
"A disused sandpit had been highlighted as a space which could really benefit from a makeover to convert it into something special for the benefit of the children," he said.
"There's already a roof over a part of that location and now the plan is for the sand to be replaced with a concrete pad as well as having retaining walls, lighting, special outdoor heating strips and furniture installed."
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Mr Wood said the project had been on the school's wish list for some time and the upgrade would mean a lot to students and teachers.
He said the fact the work would be undertaken by local tradies would mean the local economy benefited from the initiative as well.
"It's a win-win situation for everyone," he said.
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